hyperthermophile


hy·per·ther·mo·phile

noun \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of HYPERTHERMOPHILE

:  an organism that lives in extremely hot environments (as hot springs) with temperatures around the boiling point of water
hy·per·ther·mo·phil·ic \-ˌthər-mə-ˈfi-lik\ adjective

First Known Use of HYPERTHERMOPHILE

1988

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